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September 14, 2019
rsc from Making A Lather

I used my purple 2 1/2 inch strips to make 4 patches for an Irish chain quilt


And 8 patches? for woven checkerboard


I needed to do last month's blue to finish what I need for the quilt.


And I played with letters in purple.



I am linking to:
lots of purple inspiration at
rsc19 super saturday

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September 7, 2019
Planning Failure, Creative Success! from Fabrics 'n Flowers

So, I write this post feeling a bit sheepish. I had such a good intentions of finishing up my black

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July 27, 2019
Irish Chain from Night Owl Quilting


Working on this quilt brought me so much joy! Cheri brought this quilt into the studio, asking for advice.  It belongs to a widower friend from her home town.  His wife did not complete this quilt before she passed away, and he wanted to see if it could be finished. When Cheri received the quilt, it was basted together with a thin batting, and a wide binding attached to the front. Neither of us had ever encountered a binding being attached before quilting. After Cheri and I looked at it for a while, we realized that the binding was a ...

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June 29, 2019
Two Color Quilts: Better Than… from Fabrics 'n Flowers

Two color quilts (specifically black and white) are better than I expected! I thought it was going to be more

The post Two Color Quilts: Better Than… appeared first on Color Girl Quilts by Sharon McConnell.

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May 25, 2019
the end of the rainbow from Making A Lather

This is officially the last Saturday in May and for orange at the rainbow scrap challenge. I am not really finished with the color yet. I haven't even started orange words for my quilt. But I did get the "made" fabric ready for the end of the rainbow quilt. Each month I make 6 blocks. I only have one more color and then all the pieces will be ready to assemble.


There are some rows that I had enough finished blocks to partially assemble them.


I made 32- 4 patches for an irish chain quilt I am hoping to ...

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April 13, 2019
A little bit of aqua from Making A Lather

I have been playing in the aqua scraps. I made the flying home blocks in light and dark. I just saw this block called the humility block in an old magazine. I know why... I often get the pieces turned around and have to unpick and resew. And it is an easy block. sigh.. I have made some interesting variations, though. But, no chance, of pride on making this one for me.


I made 4 patches for the someday irish chain quilt.


I am filling the box, probably for next year.


I made the checkerboard 4 patches for woven checkerboard ...

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April 2, 2019
Applique By Our Longarm Machine Renters Will Blow Your Mind from Quilted Joy

A skill that every quilter should at least try, if not master, is applique. While it has its own inherent challenges, it can allow you to do so many cute and interesting things that you would ordinarily not be able to do as easily. And in many cases, it is just the easier route compared to other methods. The following quilts from our longarm machine renters were all created using applique and they are stunning!

Valerie's Metro Rings Quilt after renting a Longarm Quilting Machine at Quilted Joy

Applique Classic Designs

This is a double wedding ring appliqued quilt by Valerie. With all those curves, you can imagine the challenge of getting everything ...

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March 24, 2019
Stash report March 24, 2019 from Making A Lather

It's a miracle, but, there was no new fabric making a home here with me last week. I did buy some shirts at the rescue mission for .25 each. But, I walked away from thrift store fabric and giveaways and other peoples's scraps....at least last week. I make no promises.



I am still sorting through the green scraps, and used the shortish strips to make 4 patches in 2 1/2 inch size. I used the 2 1/2 inch die to subcut into twosies.


And then there were more 4 patches for the irish chain quilt ...

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March 23, 2019
more rainbow from Making A Lather

Green is the color of the month at so scrappy and the rainbow scrap challenge. This week, I have been working a little on my rainbow projects. I think I have the most scraps in the color green, with the most diversity. I'm not sure all greens work well together. do you?

I am enjoying the end of the rainbow quilt. Each color is different and the fact that each "made" fabric is different makes it interesting.
After the fabric is "made" it is very simple to assemble the block. It's a great scrap buster. More on this ...

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March 4, 2019
end of rainbow book found from Making A Lather

Recently, my computer mouse and I have been at odds. I think I am in charge, and he thinks otherwise. I have a little finger tremble, and I am going places I didn't plan. Recently, I deleted comments unintentionally. The delete button is right next to the publish button, and I am thinking publish, and, the stupid mouse is thinking go further to the delete button. I am so sorry and sad. Is there a way to get them back on blogger. sigh..... Oh and the keyboard thinks I can't spell.

I am so relieved and excited to ...

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January 25, 2019
Some Quilts Just Break the Mold from Quilted Joy

I like to group quilts together with similar characteristics to write about. But sometimes we get a couple of quilts that sort of break the mold. Here are some beautiful unique quilts that were just too hard to group with others. What do you think of them?

Carol Breaks the Mold

Carol's Layer Cake Zig Zag quilt after her longarm rental certification class at Quilted Joy

Having just said these quilts were unique, here we have a simple square layer cake quilt. But don’t you love the way Carol used the zigzags. The colors are placed randomly, but the zig zag is alternated. To finish it she did a free motion meander all over ...

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September 26, 2017
HST irish chain quilt from Sotak Handmade

Well, hello there!

How are you all doing? Is it nice and warm where you live as well? We've been enjoying summer temperatures in the last few days but I'm quite excited for autumn to finally show up. Fingers crossed it will cool down soon :) 


And, as luck would have it, I have a very autumn inspired quilt I designed for issue 51 of Love Patchwork and Quilting magazine to share with you today.



What do you think? I've become quite obsessed with simple, minimalist, mostly solid quilts and I absolutely love how this HST Irish Chain ...

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